Nathaniel Philbrick: The Last Stand
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick discusses The Last Stand, his new book about the Battle of Little Bighorn.
In his narrative, Philbrick sketches the two antagonists, Sitting Bull and George Armstrong Custer, and reminds readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. Philbrick evokes the history and geography of the Great Plains with an archetypal story of the American West, which continues to haunt imaginations.
Philbrick's presentation is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books. The book will be available for sale.